Yesterday the news broke that Marvel was changing Thor to a woman, having Odin's son stand down as the almighty thunder god after he is found not worthy of wielding his hammer Mjolnir. Now the comic book powerhouse has announced that Captain America will be changing too, with Steve Rogers, the original Captain since the 40s, stepping aside to make way for a new hero.
Taking over his role as the Captain, will be current Falcon, Sam Wilson, who made a prominent appearance in the recent Captain America: The Winter Soldier movie.
However as BleedingCool points out, this isn't the first time Captain America has been a black superhero. Isaiah Bradley was one of the earliest results of fictional experiments that tried to emulate the Rogers' formula.
This announcement comes from an appearance by comic artist and writer, Joe Quesada, who visited the Colbert show to talk about the news. He also revealed that with Wilson stepping up to the plate, there was potentially an opening for a new Falcon. Colbert of course, suggested that he could fill the role nicely.
Any comic books fans here have a good idea who could be the new Falcon? And what do you think of Steven Rogers stepping down? It's being implied by Marvel that a lot of the old guard could be stepping aside. Will they continue their adventures elsewhere and will they make a return in the future?
What do you think?